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to say that i will faithfully execute the office of president of the united states. so then barack obama stops, paused, smiled, as if to say, come on, man, this is my big day. you got to get this right. but unfortunately, he didn't get it right. so the very next night in the white house, they did it again. this time roberts used notes which he hadn't used the first time and they got it right. >> jim bendat walked through democracies big day. that book features president obama, congress and martin luther king jr., part of a three-day holiday weekend on c-span 2's book tv. >> "washington journal" continues. host: joining us now cheryl olson the co-author of a book "grand theft childhood: the surprising truth about violent video games." thanks for joining us. guest: my pleasure. host: part of the president's proposal on gun violence was to fund a study looking at video games. what do you think of that propose snl guest: i think it's good depending upon how it's done. a lot of studies are out there but hardly any of it was design as an academic journal and we really need more research. host:
-- faithfully execute the office of president of the united states. barack obama then stop, pause, smiled -- as if to say, come on, this is my big day, you have to get this right. unfortunately, he did not get it right. the very next night in the white house, they did it again. this time roberts used notes that he did not use the first time and got it right. >> jim bendat, author of a "democracy's big de." part of a three day holiday weekend on cspan 2's book tv. >> "washington journal" continues. but host: the cost of this second presidential inauguration, as opposed it -- as reported by christina from the huffington post. how much is this going to cost? guest: [inaudible] to understand the cost we need to see it as two different pieces. the first is was being paid for by the inaugural committee. the national the of service on saturday, the concert last night, the candlelight event coming up tonight. and the presidential inaugural committee is expected to raise $50 million. the second component is a public event. 600,000 800,000 people on the mall. host: we will get to your calls and com
states had a focus on is, especially during the economic crisis when president obama came in -- you had rising problems with north korea -- that is what chuck hagel is saying. we do not have a magic wand. we need to essentially figure out the limitations we have. you can act in certain places and then hopefully find successes in those. that is a realistic assessment of power that i think gary schmitt and others on the neo- conservative side think the role of the united states is. they become more responsive of contributors to the international system. when you have limited power, i think it makes someone like chuck hagel very skeptical about the ability of the united states to do that. definitely when chuck hagel and senator jack reed traveled with president obama, this is part of their discussion. host: what kind of relationship do these two men have? guest: they do get along personally. i think if you looked at the first term of the obama administration, president obama -- it was quite natural for him to pick then-senator clinton to be secretary of state and keep bob gates on as secre
secretary. secretary of state hillary clinton. and the defense secretary. so ken salazar will resign and president obama will have to fill that post. back to whether or not you support executive action on gun- control measures. senator rand paul talked about this recently. he said that president obama is acting like a king. [video clip] >> i've been opposed to executive orders even with republican presidents, but one that wants to infringe on the second amendment, we will fight tooth and nail. i promise you there will be no rock left unturned as far as trying to stop them from usurping the constitution, running roughshod over congress. you will see one heck of a debate if he decides to try to do this. host: that was banned all. jerry and san pedro, california. caller: how are you? i am not in favor of's president executive action against gun ownership. -- i'm not in favor of president obama's action against gun ownership. i support what rand paul said. people should be able to defend ourselves and defend our country against tyranny. i believe the founding fathers made that a key them
state to act in response to the mass shooting in newtown, connecticut, keeping guns out of the hands of the mentally ill and banning assault weapons. president obama has in hand to the recommendations from joe biden on gun-control and will push for action. the front page of the washington journal says president obama escalates the fight on the w economy. is the debt ceiling negotiable? your thoughts? send us a tweet or post your comment on facebook. you can also send us an e-mail. president obama held his last official news conference of the first term yesterday in the east room of the white house. here's what he had to say on the debt ceiling debate. [video clip] >> republicans and congress have two choices. they can act responsibly and pay america's bills or they can act irresponsibly and put america through another economic crisis. but they will not collect ransomed in exchange for not crashing the american economy. the financial well-being of the american people well-being is not a leverage to be used. the full faith and credit of the united states is not a bargaining chip. they
and state levels. most of the individuals involved in this project were prominent gun-control activists and lobbyists." do you to think the nra will be able to support the next person obama puts up? guest: probably not. they opposed the bush administration's nominee for the atf, mike sullivan. host: and democrats? guest: yes. so it's not about to is in the white house. the nra has an issue with the leadership of atf. they have a problem with the inspection system and the way in which a investigations are done. in this case, there were focusing on a couple statements he might made in a speech. in their view, crimes of association with groups they don't like. i don't see that changing any time soon. host: thomas is up next on burlington, iowa, on the democratic line. good morning. caller: good morning. i just wanted him to tell the people when fast and furious started, what president started it, and when it started, and what has been going on since then. i was an nra member. i'm almost 60 years old. since all this has been going , i stopped my membership. i'm a hunter. we don't have guns
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